Few hip-hop artists of the 2010s have had the same artistic growth and talent as Tyler, The Creator. Living up to the name Odd Future, Tyler’s start in the Los Angeles music collective made him a name in the hip-hop underground before blowing up in popularity seemingly overnight with the release of his debut “Goblin.” A polarizing figure through and through, his early days have been seen with gentler eyes than when he was first impressed by the music landscape. Many saw him as crude, bigoted and immature but his talent as a producer and lyricist became evident to many critics even in his early days. Undergoing a metamorphosis, Tyler would dispel critics and prove to be one of today's most unique and gifted hip-hop artists.
ASAP Rocky is an American rapper from New York City who was originally a part of the hip-hop collective ASAP Mob. Since 2011, ASAP Rocky's solo career has steadily gained steam and he has already embarked on world tours and started collecting awards for his work. Perhaps most notably in his recent career, besides his engagement to superstar Rihanna, ASAP Rocky was imprisoned in Sweden during one of his tours and received overwhelming support from artists and fans back home in America, including the ex-president of the US who pleaded for Rocky's release as well. After the uproar, a short stint abroad in prison, and a modest fine, Rocky found himself back on American soil, free to continue making music again.